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Qiagen to Manufacture Two Sample-Prep Kits for Beckman

NEW YORK, May 10 (GenomeWeb News) - Qiagen will manufacture two DNA purification kits for Beckman Coulter, which will sell them with its nucleic acid preparation platform, Qiagen said yesterday.

 

The two customized kits will use Qiagen's Qiaamp technology to purify viral nucleic acids from serum and plasma, and to purify genomic DNA from blood samples.

 

Beckman will sell the kits for use with its Vidiera NsP nucleic acid sample preparation platform.

The Scan

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